MLB Scores & Standings

Willson Contreras

A day of home runs and late wins, as the Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates with an impressive 13th inning comeback, while the New York Mets improve their NL East and Wild Card situation with a walk off win over the Miami Marlins thanks to Yoenis Cespedes. The Toronto Blue Jays beat the Baltimore Orioles to extend their lead in the AL East, while the Boston Red Sox keep up with another offensive explosion. The hottest teams in Baseball kept on winning, as the Kansas City Royals were too much for the New York Yankees, and the Houston Astros shutout the Oakland A’s.

Toronto Blue Jays 5  Baltimore Orioles 1: The division lead is getting away from the Orioles, unable to deal with the pitching of Marco Estrada, while giving up another home run to Josh Donaldson, and Jose Bautista also got one, his 16th of the season.

Washington Nationals 4  Philadelphia Phillies 0: Tanner Roark gets the 7-inning shutout win while allowing 4 hits, relying on the offense of Jayson Werth (19th home run) and Anthony Rendon.

Tampa Bay Rays 4  Boston Red Sox 9: Rick Porcello, giving up 3 runs but striking out 7 in 7, is the first pitcher to reach 18 wins this season. He relied on an offense with a home run from Mookie Betts (30 this season), while Brock Holt got himself 3 hits and a couple of RBIs.

Minnesota Twins 0  Cleveland Indians 1: Both teams struggled to get hits and especially runs, but in the end, the Indians won thanks to Jason Kipnis hitting a single in the 10th inning, helping Chris Gimenez reach home for the walk off win.

Chicago White Sox 3  Detroit Tigers 4: The Tigers are only one game behind the wild card ticket with their late win over the White Sox, getting an 8th winning home run from Jarrod Saltalamacchia, a two-run homer to turn the game around, before K-Rod got his 37th save of the season.

Miami Marlins 1  New York Mets 2: Yoenis Cespedes keeps the Mets alive and now tied with the Marlins at 67-64 with a 10th inning walk off home run, getting it done with 2 outs, following a solid 10th inning pitching appearance by Josh Smoker, striking out 2 batters.

St. Louis Cardinals 6  Milwaukee Brewers 5: The Cardinals hold on to their wild card spot thanks to a bad throw by Jonathan Villar, allowing the Cards to score a run in the 9th (Stephen Piscotty) off of that mistake. Jedd Gyorko hit his 23rd home run of the season for the Cards.

Mariners 3  Rangers 6: The Mariners are now 3 games behind the wild card ticket, struggling with Yu Darvish’s pitching, striking out 9 in 6 innings. Carlos Beltran had a big day with a home run and an RBI double, while Hisashi Iwakuma was pulled off after only 3 innings.

Cubs 8  Pirates 7: A huge comeback win for the Cubs, finishing a crazy game with two runs in the 13th inning (Anthony Rizzo and Miguel Montero) after falling behind to a Josh Harrison sacrifice fly. They also hit two home runs (Willson Contreras and Jorge Soler) in the 8th and 9th inning to force extra innings.

Athletics 0  Astros 6: The Astros, along with the Royals, are the hottest teams in Baseball right now, winning 8 of their last 10. Joe Musgrove led the shutout pitching performance with 7 k’s in 5.1 innings while allowing 3 hits. Jose Altuve hit a home run, and Alex Bregman got two RBIs with a single.

New York Yankees 5  Kansas City Royals 8: Nothing stands in the Royals way as they’re just two games behind the 2nd wild card spot, scoring 3 runs in the 1st, and then exploding with 5 more in the 7th to finish off the game, getting a strong start from Dillon Gee (6IP, 4 hits, 4 k’s), and a 3-run home run from Alcides Escobar.

Los Angeles Dodgers 1  Colorado Rockies 8: The Dodgers lose a bit of steam but remain on top of the NL West, unable to contend with Jon Gray’s pitching (8 strikeouts), or the usually hot bats of the Rockies, including a two-run homer by Nick Hundley.

Cincinnati Reds 2  Los Angeles Angels 9: Mike Trout and Albert Pujols hit back to back home runs in the 1st inning, as Pujols moved up to 9th on the all-time list. The Angels hit 3 more home runs on the way to the win. Who remembers the game opened with Joey Votto hitting a two-run homer?

American League Standings

American League East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Toronto Blue Jays 75 56 0.573 40–28 35–28
Boston Red Sox (WC) 73 58 0.557 2 40–29 33–29
Baltimore Orioles (WC) 71 60 0.542 4 42–23 29–37
New York Yankees 67 63 0.515 37–28 30–35
Tampa Bay Rays 55 75 0.423 19½ 32–37 23–38
W L Pct. GB Home Road
Cleveland Indians 74 56 0.569 40–23 34–33
Detroit Tigers 70 61 0.534 37–28 33–33
Kansas City Royals 69 62 0.527 41–21 28–41
Chicago White Sox 63 67 0.485 11 35–29 28–38
Minnesota Twins 49 82 0.374 25½ 25–40 24–42
W L Pct. GB Home Road
Texas Rangers 78 54 0.591 43–21 35–33
Houston Astros 69 62 0.527 37–29 32–33
Seattle Mariners 68 63 0.519 36–28 32–35
Oakland Athletics 57 74 0.435 20½ 30–36 27–38
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 57 74 0.435 20½ 30–33 27–41

National League Standings

National League East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Washington Nationals 76 55 0.580 38–26 38–29
Miami Marlins 67 64 0.511 9 33–32 34–32
New York Mets 67 64 0.511 9 34–31 33–33
Philadelphia Phillies 60 71 0.458 16 30–34 30–37
Atlanta Braves 48 83 0.366 28 19–44 29–39
W L Pct. GB Home Road
Chicago Cubs 83 47 0.638 46–19 37–28
St. Louis Cardinals (WC) 69 61 0.531 14 30–37 39–24
Pittsburgh Pirates 67 62 0.519 15½ 34–30 33–32
Milwaukee Brewers 56 75 0.427 27½ 36–34 20–41
Cincinnati Reds 55 75 0.423 28 32–33 23–42
W L Pct. GB Home Road
Los Angeles Dodgers 73 58 0.557 42–26 31–32
San Francisco Giants (WC) 71 59 0.546 37–29 34–30
Colorado Rockies 63 68 0.481 10 33–31 30–37
San Diego Padres 55 75 0.423 17½ 30–34 25–41
Arizona Diamondbacks 55 76 0.420 18 25–43 30–33
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